At the 2011 Auto Shanghai, BMW will be presenting a number of vehicle concepts as well as World and Asian premieres.
The World Premiere of The BMW Concept M5
The BMW Concept M5 is a premium business class saloon which features a racing-inspired character combined with the aesthetics and features of a business class saloon. Under the bonnet is a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology generating enough power for great performance.
The BMW 6 Series Coupe World Premiere
The new BMW 6 Series coupe's body design is inspired by flowing waves. Powerful engines and state-of-the-art suspension technology sets benchmarks for sportiness and motoring comfort. Adaptive LED headlights, the latest generation of the BMW Head-Up Display and the Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System all features in the the BMW 6 Series Coupe.
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive
With the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept car being presented at the Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW is showing the future of intelligent networking between driver, vehicle and environment. Expressive design and innovative technology reflect the vision of BMW ConnectedDrive. Using typical BMW design vocabulary, the two-seater roadster prototype epitomises the focus on driving pleasure. Captivating light effects symbolise the flow of information permitting the use of innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions. Driver assistance systems, a novel display and operating concept as well as innovative technical solutions for connecting with the world of Infotainment, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive offers a glance into a future driving experience that has been further intensified thanks to intelligent networking.
The BMW ActiveE
With the BMW ActiveE, BMW is underlining its consistent development work in the field of electric mobility within the framework of project i. The information which has been gained from field tests with the BMW ActiveE will be used to further develop the BMW Group’s future Megacity Vehicle, which will be ready for series production in the year 2013. The BMW ActiveE is powered by a 125 kW/170 bhp electric motor. The vehicle is based on the BMW 1 Series Coupe, offering four seats, a 200-litre luggage compartment, rear-wheel drive and a range of around 200 kilometres in everyday driving conditions.
The New BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible
The new BMW 1 Series Coupe and 1 Series Convertible will have their Asian premiere at the Auto Shanghai. Both models are available on the Chinese automotive market with four-cylinder engine featuring VALVETRONIC, efficient fuel consumption figures and emissions levels, rear-wheel drive alongside innovative equipment features and premium quality.Published 4 April 2011